Best-selling author and APB speaker Wil Haygood’s biography of Sammy Davis, Jr. will be turned into a limited television series on Hulu. Eight episodes have been ordered by the network based on the book In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr. Elijah Kelley is set to play the lead role. Filmmaker Lee Daniels will write the series with frequent collaborator Thomas Westfall. Daniels and Haygood will produce.
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APB speaker and famed Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa—affectionally known as Dr. Q—was recently interviewed by José Díaz-Balart on the “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” podcast. Dr. Q spoke with Díaz-Balart about his impoverished childhood in a small village near Mexicali, Mexico, and how he went from a migrant worker picking tomatoes in Central California to Harvard Medical School to neurosurgeon.
Is your business ready for the next phase of the internet? Experts in their fields, these speakers explain what means for you.
For Cleve Jones, author and longtime renowned LGBTQ activist, the first time he realized his life’s purpose was the day he saw Harvey Milk’s corpse lying on the floor of San Francisco’s City Hall. Milk, a gay rights pioneer and city supervisor, was shot and killed in the City by the Bay in 1978. Since then, Jones has given a voice to the voiceless, organized the struggling and disenfranchised and inspired activists through his amazing work.
An internationally recognized expert in forecasting, enterprise digital transformation and global supply chain management, Dr. Nada Sanders offers a compelling look at the continuing challenges global disruptions are causing for supply chains worldwide. With prices of goods high and inventory lacking, Dr. Sanders examines the most important things corporate decision-makers need to know: global crises are the 'new normal,' global supply chains need to rebuild for resilience, and—as the roles of humans and AI continue to change—a new leadership approach is required.
In considering a professional development program for this summer, several of our clients are prioritizing the topics of mental health and diversity, equity and inclusion. As you emerge from what was likely another challenging year for your campus, a professional development program will not only provide knowledge and tools needed to come back stronger and better equipped, but will also inspire, entertain and renew passion for teaching and learning. Consider one of these sought-after speakers for your event:
Season three of Tell Me More With Kelly Corrigan has begun airing on PBS stations across the country. The series brings together a wide array of guests and touches on topics that truly matter in today’s climate, according to PBS. In each one-hour episode, Corrigan explores her guests' universal humanity and passions. This season, Corrigan, who is an exclusive APB speaker, talks with world-class contributors, like Samantha Power, Judd Apatow, Kevin Young and Anna Deavere Smith. She also interviews her old friend Kate Bowler, new friends Robin Roberts and Lilly Singh, and good Samaritans Richard Lui, Father Greg Boyle and Anthony Ray Hinton.
Study after study has shown that stress and burnout are at an all-time high and morale is hitting record lows as colleges and universities across the country continue to deal with the havoc the pandemic has wreaked. Nearly everyone’s physical and mental health is being affected. Feeling overwhelmed, stretched too thin and exhausted with a lack of motivation and engagement should not be part of a job description or college experience. The good news? We can help.
Dr. Michael J. Sorrell, APB speaker and President of Paul Quinn College in Dallas, was recently honored with the J. Erik Jonsson Award. The annual award is given to individuals who epitomize the spirit of moral leadership and public virtue by Southern Methodist University’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility.
Experts in their fields, these voices lead the charge in supporting environmental protection.